It's June 17, the day after the U.S. Open golf tournament ended, so we thought today we'd take a look back at the American School's relationship with golf over the years. For example, we were founded in Boston in 1897 just minutes away from The Country Club, site of the 1913 U.S. Open where amateur Francis Ouimet changed the face of American golf by upsetting two very prominent British professionals. Ten years ago the U.S. Open was at Olympia Fields Country Club just about a half hour from the American School's headquarters. Our current president, Gary R. Masterton, was a marshal at the 2003 U.S. Open and escorted Tiger Woods to a bathroom near the 7th hole. He has since served as a marshal at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club and at several BMW Championships (formerly known as the Western Open) and will again serve as a marshal at the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. You might also note the similarities between a round of golf and our high school diploma programs. A golf course contains 18 holes and our diploma programs contain 18 units of credit. Each hole and each unit of credit is challenging in its own way, yet our staff and online student center provide more help than even the most expert caddy. Enroll today and tee off your American School career in style!
The American School and Golf
June 17, 2013 by